A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 01, 2008
“Take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila”

"I take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila” has appeared on gift items since the 1990s/early 2000s. (Also given as: “I take life with a grain of salt, a wedge of lime and a shot of tequila.")


StickerGiant.com
Description:
I always take life with a grain of salt plus a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila
Text On Product: I always take life with a grain of salt plus a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila
Copyright: Ephemera, Inc., 2002

HoneVille.com
Funny T-shirt:
I take life with a grain of salt a slice of lemon and a shot tequila
Item# funny-drinking-tshirt-3203
$12.95

Zazzle.com
I take Life with a grain of Salt, wedge of Lemon and a Shot of Tequila
created by CaringHearts (April 12, 2007 at 06:58PM)
Standard Apron

American Made Pottery
Ceramic Sayings Plaque:
I TAKE LIFE WITH A GRAIN OF SALT, A WEDGE OF LIME, AND A SHOT OF TEQUILA
Our Price: $12.95

CafePress.com
From the Designer
Take life with a grain of salt.............. a wedge of lime and a shot of tequila. A cute twist on an old adage. This is a cute design for anyone who likes to relax and drink a shot every now and then

20 December 1987, Dallas (TX) Morning News, “Cashing in on the peso” by Horace Sutton:
IXTAPA, Mexico—All this huffing and puffing about the panic that hit the peso ought to be taken—like a shot of tequila—with a grain of salt

Google Groups: talk.origins
Newsgroups: talk.origins
From: (Matthew P Wiener)
Date: 6 Dec 92 16:11:00 GMT
Subject: Re: Genes for Religious Tendency

>Take
>this study with a grain of salt (a lime and shot of Tequila
>wouldn’t hurt, either 8-)

Google Groups: rec.food.cooking
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking
From: (Tom Higgins)
Date: 1996/05/10
Subject: Re: Bourbon Barbecue Chicken

! I take life with a grain of salt…
! plus a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Wednesday, October 01, 2008 • Permalink